|BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center LLC
310 1/2 W. Main Street
Upstairs Above Carlson Auto Body Shop
Ottawa, IL 61350
Yoga isn’t just a physical exercise program. It is also a system designed to generate greater clarity and harmony in your life. When you practice yoga, you will find that
you are more patient, mentally sharper, and better able to handle stressful situations.Many health/fitness programs are difficult to maintain because they are rooted in
an overall negative attitude – that you are inadequate and need to ‘fix’ yourself. No wonder we want to quit! Negativity is a poor motivator. Yoga, on the other hand,
meets you exactly where you are and does not judge. By practicing yoga you have the opportunity to gain greater health, flexibility and strength through powerful,
positive means. Allow yourself to be healthy by honoring yourself, not forcing yourself. ~Yoga Health Foundation
Most of us have no idea how good our body is designed to
feel! Do you? If you are looking for a way to feel better
inside and out, try BLOOM! No pretzels. No latest fads. No
Yoga Journal cover models. We breathe. We move slowly.
That does not mean we don’t work hard. Actually, moving
slower is more difficult than moving fast. We use more of our
deep, stabilizing muscles and less momentum. We also
practice gentle and restorative yoga to bring the body back
into balance, on all levels. We take the time to learn and
understand how our bodies work, so we can all use what we
practice in classes to bring ease to our physical bodies and
minds in any situation or setting. Yoga doesn’t just take place
in a class, and it really shouldn’t just be a workout. It’s a way
of living. The mind and body and soul really are all one. So
all of these need to be stimulated and nurtured if we truly
want to feel better inside and out.
Yoga postures in our classes aren’t always the same as what
you may have seen in photos or tried in the past. We work
on re-learning our body’s natural alignment by focusing on
posture and incorporating efficient, functional movements
similar to how the body naturally moves in the real world. We
also avoid long-term use injuries associated wih some
traditional yoga poses.
most importantly, more functional and comfortable in our
bodies. Less effort, and more effective and longer lasting
results. Don’t we all want that?
So, if you have heard remarks about yoga such as “I think
they just sit there”; ….. “It’s not a workout”; …..“I tried it once
and it was way too hard”; …..“I’m not flexible enough”; ….. or
even, “People get hurt doing that!”…. BUT, it depends on
which style of yoga you choose. It depends on how educated
and experienced your teacher is. You have probably also
heard how great yoga is supposed to be, how good it is for
stress relief, healing injuries, chronic pain, blood pressure,
metabolism, strength, flexibility, balance, etc…. And you will
never know what is true for you until you try it yourself!
There's a reason why it's so popular, and that's because it
really works. It's one of those things you can do when, and
virtually wherever you like. Not only are ordinary people
noticing the exponential benefits of yoga, but scientists and
health professionals are also discovering the value of it in the
human body, on a cellular level.
you’ve tried yoga in a yoga studio, you will find that it’s hard
to go anyplace else. Studios have a special ambience and
provide the much needed peace we all need to balance our
busy lives. All props are provided: mats, blocks, straps,
blankets and bolsters to make your experience as
comfortable and effective as possible. Personal attention and
our beautiful, healing environment make your experience
complete. How good do You feel?
|Copyright 2009 BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center LLC All Rights Reserved
BLOOM! Yoga and Healing Arts Center
Our Healing Arts Center is staffed by Diana Carlson, Certified Yoga
Therapist, E-RYT 500, Cancer Exercise Specialist; Christine Broset LMT;
and Kate Brown, CCA HTACP YT 200. They provide many integrative
and complementary options to improve ones overall health and well-
being. Their techniques include mind and body practices such as
meditation, deep breathing exercises, physical yoga postures, and
progressive relaxation; Aromatherapy; energy healing such as reiki and
healing touch; and body therapies massage, myofacial release, deep
tissue massage, trigger point therapy, reflexology, and accupressure.
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
No class on Wednesday night.
No classes on Thursday.
All other classes remain the same.